“As extremes shape voter ID debate, the rules keep getting stricter”

PolitiFact, with this bottom line:

  • Efforts to tighten identification requirements for voting, largely driven by Republicans, have been under way for about two decades, but they accelerated this year in the wake of the 2020 election.
  • While the debate over voter ID laws often seems like it’s one between two irreconcilable camps, there’s actually more nuance.
  • A wide variety of voter ID requirements and verification processes already exist, and critics of tightening voter ID laws usually don’t have a problem with these as long as there are a wide number of options and backup processes exist.
  • Meanwhile, polls show broad public support for voter ID laws, including among Democrats.
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